Voices From the Field (2021-06-01)

A Stormy Season Start!

Gygaia Projects

The 2021 season of the Kaymakçı Archaeological Project started with some seriously stormy weather! A small team is here to work under strict pandemic precautions on excavations along Kaymakçı’s fortification system, site cleaning and maintenance, intensive material study, and the continuation of our multi-year depot re-inventorying project.

Soon after our arrival, we braced to receive a storm approaching from across the valley.

Storms approaching from the east are thought to be more turbulent than those coming from other directions!

When it hit, our visibility was reduced to the surrounding hillslopes, and our roofs, gutters, and downspouts were put to the test.

The lake basin, obscured by the storm.
Our rain chains, focusing the flow of gutter water to where we want it to go.

As the storm moved on, we were treated to the pleasant patter of drips on railings and a full-arch rainbow. Harbingers of good things to come this season, we hope!

The patter of post-storm drips.
The rare treat of a full-arch rainbow!

Look forward to more posts from Gygaia Projects soon!